M.Sc. Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics

Utrecht University

Application deadline: Start in 1 September: June (non-EEA: June).
Tuition fee: Not specified
Start date: January  2015, April  2015
Credits (ECTS): 90 ECTS
Duration full-time: 18 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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In the Master in Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics you acquire extensive knowledge of epidemiology, statistics and economics, and techniques in the economic analysis of epidemiological data.

The Master programme in Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics is an 18-month, non-subsidised programme (see website for payment information). You will acquire extensive knowledge of epidemiology, statistics and economics, techniques in the economic analysis of epidemiological data, and the ability to apply theoretical epidemiological and health research concepts to practical veterinary medicine. In total, 6 months of this 18-months programme will consist of courses in epidemiology, statistics, study design, animal health economics and scientific writing, as well as practical training in statistical analyses and computer statistical programmes. The other 12 months will be spent on a research project applying a variety of epidemiological and statistical methods. A research topic can be selected from within one of the research programmes of the Department of Farm Animal Health or in one of the other programmes of the Institute of Veterinary Research (IVR). Graduates of the programme are prepared for further PhD studies, or for veterinary research and disease control programmes, including application in developing countries.


Types of teaching (in year 1): * theory: 30%
* practice: 20%
* self study: 50%

Programme internationalization: * Studying abroad is discouraged.

This programme has a workload of 90 ECTS.


Certified competences: Qualified Veterinarian (DVM, BVSc, BVM etc.)

Written request: Letter of motivation and description of current activities

Additional language requirements: * IELTS overall band: 6
* TOEFL computer based: 213
* TOEFL internet based: 80

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

60 (Grade C)
TOEFL iBT® test: 80


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